Safe blood saves lives. Every day thousands of people would die if others did not donate their blood.
By donating blood, you are giving a patient something money cannot buy and science cannot create.
A single blood donation can equal three gifts of life, as nearly every blood donation is separated into red blood cells, plasma and platelets.
The majority of transfusions are given to:
- Women who haemorrhage as a complication of pregnancy;
- Children with severe anaemia;
- Accident victims; and
- Surgical and cancer patients.
By donating blood you make a difference.
(Information from the South African National Blood Service)